A Green Home in Lincoln Park

GREEN EXPECTATIONS: An architect gives a 19th-century rowhouse in Lincoln Park an innovative 21st-century update

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Stroke of Genius

Indoor Pool

The indoor 'endless' lap pool
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An “endless” lap pool (water jets provide a current to swim against) in the newly deepened basement wasn’t one of the couple’s original requirements, but “we already had enough guest rooms and thought this would be a good addition,” says the wife. The premade pool system comes in various sizes. “We chose the biggest one that would fit in the space,” Scholtens says. The pool is four and a half feet deep (perfect for water aerobics) and has a concrete liner reinforced with rebar. Limestone from Indiana clads the walls, floors, and pool surround, while ipe planks skirt the pool wall and hide the motor that powers the water jets.



The children's room, deck, and atrium.
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1. In the children’s Jack-and-Jill bathroom, glass and recycled-content ceramic tiles surround the mirrors; Celador, a durable quartz composite, was used for the countertops. 2. An ipe-clad deck with an outdoor fireplace sits atop the new garage and opens into a new family room adjoining the kitchen. 3. The ipe-sheathed third-floor atrium is ringed with clerestory windows that ventilate the entire house.

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Photography: Nathan Kirkman
Styling: Diane Ewing

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